Savory Summer Snacks

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Fried Yellow Tomatoes This recipe came from Oliveto where Paul Bertolli makes his bread crumbs from day-old sourdough bread. He removes the crusts and then coarsely grinds the sourdough in the food processor. See the recipe for Fried Yellow Tomatoes »Christopher Hirsheimer
Marinated Zucchini
Like most marinated vegetable dishes, this one is best made a day ahead of serving. It will keep, refrigerated, for about a week. See the recipe for Marinated Zucchini »Arthur Meehan
Seared Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
Ordinary balsamic vinegar and a pinch of sugar in the syrup accompanies these seared asparagus stalks. See the recipe for Seared Prosciutto Asparagus »Meredith Heuer
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Sour Cream Nachos
Here is a simple but tasty snack of melted cheese, beans, and tortilla chips. See this Recipe
Laurie Smith
Yucca Fritters
These simple fritters are a favorite Cuban snack. See the recipe for Yucca Fritters »Christopher Hirsheimer
See the RecipeAndré Baranowski
Open-Face Avocado and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
The simple combination of creamy goat cheese and avocado is a delicious sandwich-topper.Andr¿ Baranowski
See the RecipeBen Fink
Crab Spring Rolls
Crab Spring Rolls
For making spring rolls, most Vietnamese-American home cooks use the spongy, wheat-based wrappers called TYJ Spring Roll Pastry, which are made by the Spring Home company. They're available frozen at most Asian food stores.André Baranowski
Twice-Fried Green Plantains with Garlic Dipping Sauce
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Smashed Cucumbers with Ginger
This quick-pickled cucumber is a classic Chinese dish. This version of the recipe, from Saveur contributor Pang-Mei Natasha Chang's story "The Welcoming Table," is based on one made by her aunt, Constance D. Chang, who owned five popular Chinese restaurants in Japan in the 1960s. See the recipe for Smashed Cucumbers with Ginger »James Oseland
Russian Pickled Watermelon
The recipe for these savory pickles is based on one that appears in Pickled: Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions by Lucy Norris (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2003). See the recipe for Russian Pickled Watermelon »André Baranowski
Ricotta Crostini with Cherry Tomatoes
Ricotta Crostini with Cherry Tomatoes
Ripe cherry tomatoes add sweetness to crostini topped with fresh ricotta.André Baranowski
Ricotta and Olive Crostini
Ricotta Crostini with Black Olives, Lemon Zest, and Mint
The combination of lemon zest, flavorful olives, and refreshing mint gives this crostini a Mediterranean twist.André Baranowski
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Grilled Mushrooms
Grilled Mushrooms
Only a hint of garlic and parsley are needed to season these earthy rich mushrooms. See the recipe for Grilled Mushrooms »Brooke Slezak
See the RecipeVirginie Blachere
Artichoke Crostini
Artichoke Crostini
One of our favorite ways to use tangy marinated artichokes is for crostini.André Baranowski
Crostini with Black-Eyed Peas, Radicchio, and Raisins
Crostini with Black-Eyed Peas, Radicchio, and Raisins
The appeal of this hors d'oeuvre, which prominently features luck-bearing black-eyed peas, comes from the bright contrast of earthy and tangy flavors.Landon Nordeman
Sage Potato Chips
Sage Potato Chips
Sage Potato Chips This whimsical snack is served at New York's Blue Hill at Stone Barns. See the recipe for Sage Potato Chips »André Baranowski
Stuffed Celery
Hot sauce and worcestershire sauce season the cheesy filling for this dish.André Baranowski
Mexican Seafood Cocktail
This dish is a favorite at Goode Company Seafood in Houston. It goes perfectly with fried tortilla chips and cold beer.Landon Nordeman
Mango-Habañero Salsa
The addition of diced mangoes to a puree of roasted chiles delivers heat-defying bursts of sweetness to this deliciously spicy salsa.Penny De Los Santos
Deviled Eggs with Tarragon
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Marinated Mushrooms
This easy appetizer can be served warm or chilled. See the recipe for Marinated Mushrooms »André Baranowski
Flatbreads with Two Toppings (Laganes)
Flatbreads with Two Toppings (Laganes)
In Greece, these flatbreads are traditionally cooked on a hearthstone set over hot coals (a cast-iron skillet on the stove works well, too) and served with tomato sauce or sautéed zucchini and feta.Penny De Los Santos
Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)
This meze of stuffed grape leaves is served with a cucumber-yogurt sauce.Penny De Los Santos
Zucchini Fritters (Kolokitho Keftedes)
Zucchini Fritters (Kolokitho Keftedes)
Based on a recipe from author Nancy Harmon Jenkins, this Cretan meze dish can be served hot or at room temperature.Todd Coleman
Pickled Jalapeño Deviled Egg
Deviled foods get their name from the fact that they benefit from the addition of an assertive ingredient, such as horseradish or chiles, or in this case pickled jalapeño.Todd Coleman